Ludhiana druglord rose from tea vendor’s son to ‘crorepati’ in 2 years

Ludhiana druglord rose from tea vendor’s son to ‘crorepati’ in 2 years

Tribune Information Service

Nikhil Bhardwaj

Ludhiana, January 10

From a tea vendor’s son to a crorepati in a span of two years, the kingpin of a world heroin syndicate, Akshay Kumar Chhabra of Ludhiana, has turned out to be a giant catch for the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB).

Chhabra, who additionally labored for a while at a chemist store, later turned the proprietor of a number of industrial properties, the worth of which is claimed to be in crores.

Earlier than turning into wealthy, he, alongside together with his household, used to stay in a small home in Janta Nagar, Shimlapuri. After beginning the enterprise of heroin smuggling and manufacturing, he purchased a palatial home at Nitesh Vihar.

Together with the home, he additionally purchased plots. He constructed a giant farmhouse on one in every of these to spend his leisure time.

With the drug cash, Chhabra reportedly additionally purchased a number of luxurious automobiles and used to flaunt these in his neighbourhood.

Throughout a go to to Chhabra’s buying and selling companies and godowns on the New Grain Market, Gill Highway, it was discovered that he runs “Guru Kirpa Buying and selling Agency” there from the place he used to do wholesale buying and selling of ghee, edible oils, rice and different merchandise.

Chhabra’s neighbours weren’t conscious that he was working a world drug syndicate that had hyperlinks in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Now, this buying and selling agency has been sealed by the NCB.

“Round two years in the past, Chhabra’s father used to run a tea stall within the New Grain Market and his father was feeding his household with a meagre revenue. His mom and father even used to produce “chappatis” and “paranthas” to employees at FCI godowns. Inside two years, Chhabra earned a fortune from unlawful drug enterprise and opened massive buying and selling companies,” stated a shopkeeper out there on situation of anonymity.

He stated, “His buying and selling companies had returns price crores and different companies dealing in comparable merchandise suffered setbacks as Chhabra’s agency would provide low cost offers to retailers.” Apparently, drug kingpin Chhabra was working most of his buying and selling companies and godowns from rented buildings regardless of proudly owning some industrial buildings in the identical grain market, stated one other grain market shopkeeper.

The NCB had sealed a number of godowns within the New Grain Market from the place heroin and different uncooked materials required to fabricate heroin have been seized. Apparently, to make the neighbourhood imagine that real commerce was being executed, members of the drug syndicate would additionally load baggage of rice, sugar, oil and different merchandise. A fleet of business automobiles was additionally purchased by Akshay Chhabra in these two years. These have been sealed by the NCB and are parked within the grain market. Regardless of heroin smuggling and manufacturing happening in Ludhiana, neither the Punjab Police nor any company succeeded in busting the community prior to now two years.

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